In this video from the Lustre User Group 2014, John Fragalla from Xyratex presents: Lustre Client Performance Comparison and Tuning (1.8.x to 2.x)
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The dragonfly topology has been proposed as an efficient alternative to the fat tree. This talk presents a study of the blocking and scalability characteristics of the dragonfly, and compares this to the well-known fat tree topology.
Joe Landman and the fine folks at Scalable Informatics have just published a new whitepaper [PDF] comparing the performance of the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s BLAST application on Magny Cours, Istanbul, and Nehalem. According to the Wikipedia In bioinformatics, Basic Local Alignment Search Tool, or BLAST, is an algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence […]
I’ve had several requests for links to benchmark data on the new AMD and Intel processors that have launched over the past couple weeks. We added a little bit of information with our posting of SGI’s SPEC results for its forthcoming UV line running the Xeon 7500s. Yesterday one of AMD’s marketing drones pointed to […]
Melissa Norr at the CRA Policy Blog offers some insight in what both Obama and McCain are paying lip service to in terms of their technology agenda. If you are of a mind that what candidates say during a campaign might bear any resemblance to what they do in office, you can read Melissa’s post […]
“The notion of High Performance Computing is evolving over time. So what was deemed a leadership class computer five years ago is a little bit obsolete. We are talking about the evolution not only in the hardware but also in the programming models because there are more and more cores available. Orchestrating the calculations in the way that can effectively take advantage of parallelism takes a lot of thinking and a lot of redesign of the algorithms behind the calculations.”
Scalable Informatics has worked worked for years to develop the FastPath Unison storage appliance, a device that hits the sweet spot for HPC. “Tremendous density is meaningless if you can’t move data in or out at a reasonable data rate. And as you scale up your storage, the definition of a reasonable data rate should scale up as well.”
A new computational method has made it possible to detect genetic changes responsible for the onset and progression of tumors in a simple, quick and precise way. The SMUFIN (Somatic Mutations Finder) method is capable of analyzing the complete genome of a tumor and identifying its mutations in a few hours. In addition, it is able to identify alterations which had previously not been revealed, even using methods which require the use of supercomputers over several weeks.
“Today’s High Performance Computing environments are more demanding than ever. To meet the needs of complex simulations and ever-increasing massive workloads, HPC clusters need to support faster, high core count processors, coprocessors, and higher node count clusters. Performance is key … but at what cost? In this webinar, you will learn about the factors that drive fabric performance and their impact on your investment in HPC; How the fabric is a key component of your overall HPC solution; and performance and price comparisons of some of the fabric choices available to you today.”